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Address: 133 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Phone Number: (302) 226-2665
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Wonderful Bookstore

Great selection of books, toys, gifts for all ages ad occasions. Highly recommend it. Went twice during our stay. It on our list of favorite bookstores. Kids have a good time too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great selection of books, toys, gifts for all ages ad occasions. Highly recommend it. Went twice during our stay. It on our list of favorite bookstores. Kids have a good time too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Walking into Browseabout Books was a welcome escape from the sun and tourist traps on the main street. We found some classics and new favorites as well as a friendly and helpful staff. There also a lot more to this bookstore than books. Lots of toys like Lego sets and other fun activities for kids. Not a vast variety of... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It's not a vacation to me without a stop at a local bookshop- Browseabout Books fit the bill perfectly! They're a bookstore/giftshop hybrid, with beachy gifts, quirky tees and a great selection of books with lots of staff recommendations. The staff was helpful, and immediately gave my pick a thumbs-up, which made me more excited to read it. This shop... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We cannot visit Rehoboth without a stop at this store. It is so much more than just a bookstore and in these days of disappearing bookstores, this is a great find. One side of the space is devoted to beach-related goods, such as greeting cards, knickknacks, etc. You can find some interesting things there. The other side is the bookstore.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

If you're a reader, you need to visit Browseabout on your first day in town. This is an independent bookstore that's been here for a good long time. Your book is HERE, not in the outlet mall, you hear me? Be sure to check out their local interest section if you like to read about where you are. It's the... More 

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Broweseabout is an institution in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Wonderful independent bookstore that's been around since the 1970s. Great selection of books, lots of gifts and toys, cafe, etc. Friendly staff and a fun place just to hang out for awhile.

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

While cramped and crowded on a busy day, nothing compares to this store's selection of books or the connected Cafe. Unfortunately, they have few spots where you can actually sit down and READ a book.

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This store not only has a wide variety of books, but also a great selection of local interest material. But more than that, they have toys, unique gifts, stationary, and if that is not enough, you can relax with fresh brewed coffee or tea. An oasis at the shore.

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Reston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

There's a nice selection of books, including local interest, but this store really shines in the giftware and stationery lines. Just a short walk from the boardwalk, it's a great place to shop when you're tired of the sun and sand and don't need any typical beach resort souvenirs. I got greeting cards and books, after a pleasant browse around.

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you go to Rehoboth, visit Browseabout Books! Local bookstores have a tough go of it these days, and this is a great one not to be missed. Friendly staff, very good selection of books, including lots of obscure ones, and many other items like toys, games, gifts and a very nice coffee shop.

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Additional Information about Browseabout Books

Address: Address: 133 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Phone Number: (302) 226-2665
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Rehoboth Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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